Krishan Manners, the former president of the Wilton Manors Development Alliance, has been chosen as village manager of the Village of Biscayne Park.
Manners, who served as the interim village manager before being given the permanent position in May, joked that his hiring was like auditioning for a part in a movie or television show that he was already in. “I ran five departments . . . it gave me a leg up [in the hiring process].”
After getting the job, he said his first challenge was to “staff up,” including the hiring of a new police chief and finance director.
Located 25 miles south of Wilton Manors and incorporated in 1931, Biscayne Park is located in Miami-Dade County. One of the smallest municipalities in Florida, it has a population of 3,055 and is 0.6 square miles in size.
Manners said Biscayne Park is similar to Wilton Manors in a lot of ways, such as being a small town with its own police department. The main difference though is that there are no businesses in Biscayne Park and there’s no main street similar to Wilton Drive. “It’s a small, entirely residential community . . . middle class homes, lovely trees.”
Before becoming village manager, Manners worked for Anthony LoGrande, owner of the Zig Zag Building in Wilton Manors. “I’m so sorry to have lost him. He worked for me for over a year. He was very instrumental in helping me rebrand the building, finding clients. [Becoming village manager] really matches his skill set,” LoGrande said.